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Five Fact Thursday - Will Shannon have a Happy Christmas? #second-chance #christmas #romance




 

1.     I’ve spent years roaming as an Air Force daughter and then Army wife with homes in eleven different states and overseas in South Korea.  Now I live in a small town in Texas with my husband and Old English sheepdog, Finnegan MacCool, writing full-time.

 

2.     I’m a dog person. Finn is my fifth Old English sheepdog. I’ve also had one rescue terrier mix, a miniature Schnauzer, and a Maltese. You’ll also find dogs in lots of my books, especially Old English sheepdogs.

 

3.     I’ve written two romantic suspense books, a four-book military romance series, and another six-book small-town romance series. Check out my website.

 

4.     Christmas Prom Rerun is the first of a small-town holiday series set in Dawson Springs. Each book will be a standalone short story. Christmas is my favorite holiday. That’s why I started the Dawson Springs series with Christmas.

 

5.     Many of my personal high school experiences appear in Christmas Prom Rerun. I marched in my high school drill team like the one Shannon O’Leary sponsors, and my husband and I attended my high school Christmas proms. 

 

Christmas Prom Rerun, a closed-door short story of second chance love that just might bring back some high school prom memories.

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Blurb


Welcome to Dawson Springs, Texas

Where dreams are big and love always wins.

 

Shannon O'Leary always had a plan for her life: escape Dawson Spring and strike it rich as a personal trainer to the stars. Her plans crashed and burned when her two-timing husband squandered every penny of her hard-earned savings.

 

Broke and divorced, Shannon retreats to her parents’ home to regroup. She takes a teaching job at the high school she once attended. Unfortunately, that also means facing Tyler Evans, the high school sweetheart she jilted, along with responsibility for organizing the annual Christmas Prom.

 

Being in the familiar place where they’d fallen in love becomes a challenging walk down Memory Lane. Shannon knows she needs to put her life back together before she thinks about love again. She believes she doesn't deserve a second chance. But she also knows she never stopped loving Tyler.

 

Can she put the pieces of her heart and life together when her heart insists on falling in love all over again with him?

 


CHRISTMAS PROM RERUN Excerpt

The next song ended with Holly and Brock standing in front of their table. “I

bet Mr. Evans would dance if you asked him, Ms. O’Leary.” Holly gave an

exaggerated wink.

“Or you could dance with me.” Brock held out his hand.

“I’d love to, Brock. Thanks for asking.” Anything to get away from Tyler and

the memories.

“This is an oldie special for all you alumni here tonight. Debbie Gibson’s Lost

in Your Eyes,” the DJ announced.

The first couple of notes sent a chill down Shannon’s spine. Of all the songs.

Before she and Brock took a step, Tyler tapped on Brock’s shoulder. “Mind if I

cut in? This song’s an old favorite of ours.”

“No, sir, not at all. I’d hate to waste a slow one on a teacher.” Brock answered.

Tyler tugged Shannon into his embrace. “I’m glad they’ve patched up their

differences.”

His hand tightened around her waist. How could he make small talk while her

world just shifted on its axis?

She had to get a grip on her emotions.

“They do make a handsome couple, but does anyone truly know what they

want at seventeen or eighteen?”

“I did,” he whispered and executed a perfect dip then pulled her even closer.

Her cheeks flamed. She couldn’t see them, but her face sure burned with fire.

Without thinking, she burrowed her nose into his chest so no one could see.

Tyler slid his hand to the middle of her back, squeezing her even tighter. That

sent another rush of unwelcome heat.

What was he doing? No way he could still have feelings for her after all that

she’d put him through. Not wanting to make a scene, she pushed away slowly,

gently. “I don’t think this sets a very good example,” she said in her best teacher’s

voice.

“I’m not doing anything that half the guys on the floor aren’t doing.” He

flashed a lethal smile that made her nearly swallow her tongue.

Shannon looked around. He was right. “Well, we all need a cool down.” She

straightened her shoulders and arched to face him. “Isn’t it time to announce the

Winter King and Queen? You ready to MC?”

Anything so he wasn’t touching her.

“Ready.” His cheeks rose in the proverbial cat swallowed the canary grin. She

could almost see the yellow feather between his lips.

What was he up to?

 

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 Excerpt from CHRISTMAS PROM RERUN

The next song ended with Holly and Brock standing in front of their table. “I

bet Mr. Evans would dance if you asked him, Ms. O’Leary.” Holly gave an

exaggerated wink.

“Or you could dance with me.” Brock held out his hand.

“I’d love to, Brock. Thanks for asking.” Anything to get away from Tyler and

the memories.

“This is an oldie special for all you alumni here tonight. Debbie Gibson’s Lost

in Your Eyes,” the DJ announced.

The first couple of notes sent a chill down Shannon’s spine. Of all the songs.

Before she and Brock took a step, Tyler tapped on Brock’s shoulder. “Mind if I

cut in? This song’s an old favorite of ours.”

“No, sir, not at all. I’d hate to waste a slow one on a teacher.” Brock answered.

Tyler tugged Shannon into his embrace. “I’m glad they’ve patched up their

differences.”

His hand tightened around her waist. How could he make small talk while her

world just shifted on its axis?

She had to get a grip on her emotions.

“They do make a handsome couple, but does anyone truly know what they

want at seventeen or eighteen?”

“I did,” he whispered and executed a perfect dip then pulled her even closer.

Her cheeks flamed. She couldn’t see them, but her face sure burned with fire.

Without thinking, she burrowed her nose into his chest so no one could see.

Tyler slid his hand to the middle of her back, squeezing her even tighter. That

sent another rush of unwelcome heat.

What was he doing? No way he could still have feelings for her after all that

she’d put him through. Not wanting to make a scene, she pushed away slowly,

gently. “I don’t think this sets a very good example,” she said in her best teacher’s

voice.

“I’m not doing anything that half the guys on the floor aren’t doing.” He

flashed a lethal smile that made her nearly swallow her tongue.

Shannon looked around. He was right. “Well, we all need a cool down.” She

straightened her shoulders and arched to face him. “Isn’t it time to announce the

Winter King and Queen? You ready to MC?”

Anything so he wasn’t touching her.

“Ready.” His cheeks rose in the proverbial cat swallowed the canary grin. She

could almost see the yellow feather between his lips.

What was he up to?

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Judythe Morgan is a native Texan whose roots called her home after years of roaming as an Air Force daughter and then Army wife. She writes award-winning stories filled with twists and turns drawn from her experiences. All her stories are filled with strong characters tackling real-life situations from a Christian worldview. You can read her weekly blog at www.judythewriter.com

 

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